Polling booth
Polling Poll"ing, n. [See {Poll} the head.] 1. The act of topping, lopping, or cropping, as trees or hedges. [1913 Webster]

2. Plunder, or extortion. [Obs.] --E. Hall. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of voting, or of registering a vote. [1913 Webster]

{Polling booth}, a temporary structure where the voting at an election is done; a polling place. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • polling booth — polling booths 1) N COUNT: usu pl Polling booths are the places where people go to vote in an election. In Darlington, queues formed at some polling booths. Syn: polling station 2) N COUNT A polling booth is one of the partly enclosed areas in a… …   English dictionary

  • polling booth — n BrE a small partly enclosed place in a polling station where you can vote secretly in an election …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • polling booth — polling ,booth noun count BRITISH a VOTING BOOTH …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • polling booth — noun a temporary booth in a polling place which people enter to cast their votes • Hypernyms: ↑booth, ↑cubicle, ↑stall, ↑kiosk • Part Holonyms: ↑polling place, ↑polling station * * * noun, pl ⋯ booths [count] …   Useful english dictionary

  • polling booth — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms polling booth : singular polling booth plural polling booths British a small enclosed space where you stand to mark your piece of paper secretly when you go to vote …   English dictionary

  • polling booth — noun (C) especially BrE a small partly enclosed space in a polling station where you can vote secretly in an election; voting booth AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • polling booth — poll′ing booth n. gov a booth in which votes are cast • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • polling booth — a booth in which voters cast their votes. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • polling booth — /ˈpoʊlɪŋ buð/ (say pohling boohdh) noun 1. a small cubicle with a writing bench provided for a voter at elections, especially to ensure privacy. 2. a place, often a school, town hall, etc., where voters go to record their votes in an election.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • polling booth — voting stall, small cubicle for voting …   English contemporary dictionary

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